The 549th birth anniversary celebrations of Sikh faith founder Baba Guru Nanak Dev were held at Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib on Friday.

Minister for Religious Affairs, Noor ul Haq Qadri also attended the ceremony. Later, talking to the newsmen, the minister said that followers of all religions are equal citizens of Pakistan.

He said that Pakistan is the safest country for minorities to live their lives in tranquillity. "Opening of Kartarpura Corridor is a gift from the government of Pakistan to Sikh community," he stated. 

Noor ul Haq Qadri said that teachings of Baba Guru Nanak are based on peace and harmony.